There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. The following facts provides fast information about Saint Vitus:
- Saint Vitus
- The Saint of Dancers
- Memorial Day / Feast Day: June 15th
- Date of Death of Saint Vitus: A.D. 303
- Cause of Death: Boiled in oil
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Prayers to Saint Vitus the Saint of Dancers
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as Saint Vitus the Saint of Dancers for intercession on their behalf.
Prayer to St. Vitus - Patron Saint of Dancers
Why is Saint Vitus the Saint of Dancers?
Why is Saint Vitus the Saint of Dancers? hE is the patron of dancers, and particularly of those afflicted with the nervous disorder known as the Saint Vitus Dance, because when his father looked in upon him through the keyhole of the dungeon into which he had been cast for openly professing himself a Christian, he saw him dancing with seven beautiful angels.
How Saint of Dancers is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Vitus the Saint of Dancers in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Vitus the Saint of Dancers is represented in Christian Art with a cauldron of boiling oil, the instrument of his martyrdom.
Feast Day of Saint of Dancers
The Feast Day of Saint Vitus the Saint of Dancers is June 15th. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.